HTC only released the HTC One Mini 2 – the lower end version of the HTC One M8 – in Australia last year, but the phone which is only just a year old doesn’t quite have the grunt to run Lollipop according to HTC.
The notice came in the form of a tweeted answer to a user asking when their phone would receive Lollipop, to which HTC answered as you can see below.
@EdoardoBerti We determined that Lollipop on the One mini 2 will not provide an optimal experience; it isn't scheduled to receive the update
— HTC (@htc) April 27, 2015
Of course companies aren’t actually under obligation to update their handsets to a new version of Android, but it’s still disappointing to see a phone this recent being left behind. If you’re a HTC One Mini 2 owner your phone will continue to work obviously, but if you want some lollipop goodness, it’s probably time to look at the custom ROM route.